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Hello to Jason Isaacs.

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When did we start/stop/restart calling these games "immersive sims"? I heard it this morning on YouTube for the first time, and now also here...!!!

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@av_gamer: Yeah, agreed also. See my comments immediately above re Resident Evil!

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@spacemanspiff00: Sure, I basically agree.

Gone are the days (and they are gone, never to return...) when a game shipped 100% complete, finished, done, and you could judge it as it was, is, and always would be. It's both a good and bad thing that that's no longer the case - more bad than good, because it encourages (even rewards) shitty workmanship and deceitful marketing, and places reviewers and players in the invidious position of having to speculate on how a game might improve over time.

Add to that the political and mass hysteria components of game reviews, and you've got a recipe for dog shit. To say nothing of the fact that sometimes one's opinion simply doesn't align with the alleged consensus.

Example: after years of owning them, I finally got around to playing the remakes of Resident Evil 2 and 3 last month - and I preferred Resident Evil 3. I enjoyed them both but found Resident Evil 2 overlong, ponderous and repetitive, whereas the sequel was much more boom-bang-wallop-done. Metacritic disagrees with me, and I expect the frothing fanboy horde would disagree also...

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@spacemanspiff00: Again, all true. Though I still feel there's significant variability.

Like, there's all the difference in the world between, "this and that's a bit annoying, but the game's still really good, and once they patch it, I can tell it'll be great", and on the other hand, "man, I just can't play this shit, at all...".

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@spacemanspiff00: It's a good point, well made. Though the extent to which such issues detract will vary from game to game - and also from reviewer to reviewer.

For instance: I am functionally allergic to screen-tearing. I despise it. I notice it immediately, and if it's anything other than very minor and very infrequent, I won't put up with it. I don't care about anything else re that game - whatever it is, I'm not going to play it. Someone else won't notice and/or won't care. Is one of us right and the other one wrong...?

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@av_gamer: Yep. No doubt the game will be fun - which is what matters most - but the hitchiness of it will undeniably detract.

Also, Nintendo have been despicable arseholes in recent weeks. Mainstream media won't be allowed to talk about that for fear of losing access at the time of this major release.

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Thank you, Alex. Always a joy.

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Came back tonight to watch the rest of it. Just great...

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I've never seen one of these before. In fact, I've not watched a Giant Bomb feature for longer than a couple of minutes since Bombin' The AM, when I was a medical student (does that age me...?!).

This was really excellent. And it's convinced me to renew my Premium Membership. Last time I remember doing that, I received a courtesy e-mail from none other than our long lost friend, Ryan Davis.

Thank you, Alex. Loved ya since Big Rigs...

(and I haven't even been drinking)

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